Posted in July 2012

Not afraid of a little rain

Not afraid of a little rain

It’s funny.  When it starts raining, really raining, people’s natural reaction is to run for cover.  A few months ago, I was at the New York Botanical Garden roaming the Rose Garden, taking in the beautiful blooms and fragrances.  Suddenly, it started to rain…really rain.  I rushed to get my umbrella out.  By the time I got … Continue reading

The not so secret, secret

The not so secret, secret

New Yorkers love secrets.  Speakeasy bars?  Unmarked restaurants?  New Yorkers will be all over them.  So I love that one of the longest running “secrets” can be found in the Bloomingdale’s 59th and Lexington Street store.  Forty Carrots in Bloomingdale’s has some of the best frozen yogurt in New York City.  It used to be in the … Continue reading

Subway to Venezuela

Subway to Venezuela

Have you discovered Venezuelan food yet?  Venezuelan Arepas are pretty common and there’s a few places in the city that feature them such as Caracas Arepa Bar and Arepas Cafe.  Recently, on an Elmhurst food crawl, I tried Patacon Pisao.  They’re know for their Patacon, a sandwich that uses flatenned plaintains, instead of bread.  Although very good, since I’ve … Continue reading

Weekend pastry break

Weekend pastry break

(Strawberry Basil Tart, Lemon Praliné Éclair and Blueberry Religieuse) I am always on the hunt for good pastry shops.  With the macaron trend that has hit the city, pastry shops are a dime a dozen and you have to be careful because it’s easy to end up with a too sweet or badly made pastry that … Continue reading

Heat Wave!

Heat Wave!

It feels as if Summer was feeling neglected and wanted to make sure we knew it was its time.  I’M HERE!  CAN YOU TELL?  Oh yes, we can.  In New York City and throughout the East Coast, we’ve had a couple of heat waves hit us and many, including myself, can’t imagine spending more than … Continue reading